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Canada's new drinking guidelines don't consider the social benefits of alcohol. But should they?

This month, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction issued revised recommendations for lower-risk alcohol consumption. The new guidelines state that no amount of alcohol is "safe" and that individuals should drink no more than two standard drinks per week in order to minimize their risk for chronic diseases, such as cancer.

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Anger brews in Italy over Ireland's plans for alcohol health warnings

A plan by Ireland to put stark health warnings on bottles of wine, beer and spirits has caused anger in Italy.

Ireland is free to go ahead with the measure, which would warn consumers about the risks of cancer and liver diseases linked to alcohol, after a deadline passed for the European Commission to oppose it.

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Mexico’s tequila exports hit a record high

Mexican tequila exports reached record-breaking levels this year, according to data from the Ministry of Economy and the Agricultural Markets Consulting Group (GCMA).

Sales have been steadily growing over the last decade, from US $849 million in 2012 to over $3.6 billion between January and October this year, a 34.1% increase over the same period in 2021.

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